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Fri
Nov 18 2011 1:00pm

Ask Steven Erikson Your House of Chains Questions!

Now that Amanda and Bill have concluded their reread of House of Chains, we’re opening up the floor to Malazan series author Steven Erikson for your House of Chains-related questions!

The procedure is the same as it was when Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives, Deadhouse Gates, and Memories of Ice were wrapped up. Post your questions to Steven in the open thread below and they’ll be answered by the author himself! Keep in mind that the timing of the answers is subject to Steven’s schedule.

There are no strict guidelines for questions, but concise and well-composed questions are always best!

UPDATE: Steve’s answers can be found here

(Also, congratulations to Amanda Rutter on her recent announcement!)

Wed
Jul 6 2011 1:00pm

Ask Steven Erikson Your Memories of Ice Questions!

Memories of Ice by Steven EriksonNow that Amanda and Bill have concluded their reread of Memories of Ice (and have gotten a well-deserved vacation), we’re opening up the floor to Malazan series author Steven Erikson for your Memories of Ice-related questions!

The procedure is the same as it was when Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives, and Deadhouse Gates were wrapped up. Post your questions to Steven in the open thread below and they’ll be answered by the author himself! Keep in mind that the timing of the answers is subject to Steven’s schedule.

There are no strict guidelines for questions, but concise and well-composed questions are always best!

Tue
Apr 26 2011 11:22am

Spec Fic Parenting: “Daddy, I’m confused.”

To preface today’s thoughts on raising the geeks of the next generation, allow me a small aside back to JordanCon 2011, where I was the toastmaster. Now, JordanCon has a history of opening ceremonies that are consistently off-the-wall and zany, but I think I may have surprised everyone at the end of this year's opening with a serious speech. (Note: this was five minutes after I had Rickroll’d the entire convention.) If you are interested, you can read the speech here, or watch the whole opening ceremonies here.

But, I digress. The reason I bring this up is because I talked about how Robert Jordan had influenced me as a writer, and in particular, how I loved that he asked questions in his stories without giving answers. And, I have to say, I’ve come to realize that this same method is important to the raising of inquisitive, spec-fic children.

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Wed
Mar 30 2011 1:53pm

Ask Steven Erikson Your Deadhouse Gates Questions!

Steven EriksonBefore Bill and Amanda get too deep into their Memories of Ice reread, we’d like you to take one more look at Deadhouse Gates. Specifically, so you can pose your questions about the book to Malazan series author Steven Erikson!

The procedure is somewhat the same as it was when Gardens of the Moon and Night of Knives were wrapped up. Post your questions (or questions) to Steven in the below comments. We’ll collect and sort them all on Monday morning and send them off to Steven for answers.

There are no strict guidelines for questions, but concise and well-composed questions are always best!

Mon
Jan 10 2011 2:37pm

Your Questions for Brandon Sanderson—Answered!

Brandon SandersonYou asked and now Brandon Sanderson answers. Below the cut, you’ll find answers to the many, many questions you posted here on Tor.com back in December, touching subjects ranging from the Wheel of Time to The Stormlight Archives to Dragonsteel and more.

A few hundred questions ended up being sent, so a big thank you goes out to Brandon for taking time out of his busy schedule to sit down and answer as many as possible. (If you don’t see your question, most likely it’s still in the queue.) An equally big thanks goes out to Peter Ahlstrom for his organizational help!

[Answers below, organized by subject]

Wed
Dec 15 2010 12:20pm

Open Call for Questions for Ian Cameron Esslemont—Answered!

Ian Cameron EsslemontYou asked and Ian Cameron Esslemont responded! In conjunction with the conclusion of the Night of Knives Malazan reread, we’ve got the answers to your questions about the Malazan series, Night of Knives, and more. (Just a small note before we begin, submitted questions were condensed and collected by username.) Click through to start reading!

[Also, news on the novel to follow Stonewielder]

Wed
Dec 8 2010 2:36pm

The Reading Slump...

Stubby on TwitterIt’s something we all dread—that moment when, no matter how many great books fill your shelves, you can’t find anything of interest to read. The weeks where you barely pick up a book. The time during which you’re unable to finish anything you do manage to pick up. Yep, that’s right—I’m talking about the Reading Slump!

So we asked on Facebook and Twitter to find out how other people copy with reading slumps...

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Mon
Dec 6 2010 9:35am

Open Call for Brandon Sanderson Questions

Brandon SandersonNow that you’ve had a chance to read the one-two punch of The Way of Kings and Towers of Midnight (And perhaps been KO-ed by the announcement of another Mistborn series book for next year.) you are sure to be full of questions regarding all things Sanderson. So we’re throwing out an open call for those questions!

Comment below with your questions for Brandon in the next three days and we’ll collect them and send them on to Sanderson. He’ll answer as many as possible, but if you can, try and avoid anything that’s been answered by him here, on his Twitter, site, on Dragonmount, or any of the other fine Wheel of Time portals out there.

Mon
Nov 29 2010 10:33am

Open Call for Questions for Ian Cameron Esslemont

Ian Cameron EsslemontNow that our reread of Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont has concluded, we’re putting up an open call for questions! Put the question in the comments here and we’ll compile them all, weed out any repetitions, then send them along to Cam for his answers. So start the questions coming; the sooner the better.

In the meantime, the Malazan Reread of the Fallen continues onward with Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson!